The registration of events for the European SME Week 2011 starts today as the new website for the campaign goes online. The registration of events will be open until 30 November 2011.
The European SME Week will take place from 3 until 9 October 2011 and events under its umbrella can be organised from May until the end of December 2011.
The European SME Week is a Europe-wide communication campaign taking place in the 37 countries participating in the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.
The European SME Week aims to:
inform entrepreneurs about the support available for their businesses (e.g. financing, access to business partners, advice, business education, etc.) at European, national regional and local level;
promote entrepreneurship so that more Europeans, and in particular younger ones, seriously consider becoming an entrepreneur as a career option, and
give recognition to entrepreneurs for their contribution to Europe's welfare, job creation, innovation and competitiveness.